Born: 1858, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois.

Died: De­cem­ber 15, 1932, Na­tick, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Buried: Ce­dar Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Hart­ford, Con­nec­ti­cut.


William was the son of Sam­u­el Col­cord Bart­lett, found­er of and pro­fess­or at the Chi­ca­go The­o­lo­gi­cal Se­mi­na­ry, and late­r pre­si­dent of Dart­mouth Coll­ege, Han­o­ver, New Hamp­shire. His mo­ther was Ma­ry Ba­con Learn­ed. He mar­ried twice: to Su­san Lord Pitk­in (1888) and to her sis­ter, Es­ther Ad­e­laide Pit­kin (1892).

William at­tend­ed the prep­ar­a­to­ry de­part­ment of Northwest­ern Uni­ver­si­ty, Ev­an­ston, Il­li­nois, and lat­er Phil­lips Acade­my, An­do­ver, Mas­sa­chu­setts. He re­ceived an MA degree from Dart­mouth and a Doc­tor of Di­vi­ni­ty from Hart­ford The­o­lo­gi­cal Se­mi­na­ry.

He served pas­tor­ates at three Con­gre­ga­tion­al church­es in Chi­ca­go, Il­linois; the Farm­ing­ton Av­e­nue Con­gre­ga­tional Church, Hart­ford, Con­nec­ti­cut; and the Pine Street Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church, Lew­is­ton, Maine.

He also was a mu­si­cian and com­pos­er. As of 1895, he was liv­ing in Oak Park, Il­li­nois.



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